These resources are designed to help you if you are a tenant or a sub-tenant.

There are also resources on share housing generally.

In addition to the resources on this page, the Tenants' Union of NSW also has a large range of fact sheets, sample letters and other resources. These are a great starting point for getting an understanding of your rights. 

NOTE: If you are renting from a head tenant and you do not have a written agreement, you may not be covered under tenancy law. Please contact our service for advice.

EATS cannot provide advice to head tenants in regards to their sub tenants.


EATS Resources 


General advice on how to protect your bond

General advice on depreciation 

General pointers 

Balconies & flooring 


Blinds and curtains 




Doors and fly screens 

Fences and driveways 

Floor finishes inc. wooden floors

Kitchen benches

Kitchen fixtures 


Walls and paint 

Breaking a lease

Breaking your lease - risks

Breaking your lease - risks (2)

Breaking your lease - landlord's responsibilities

Breaking your lease - landlord's breach 

Breaking your lease - special grounds 

Breaking your lease - frustrated agreement 

Breaking your lease - by consent 

Breaking your lease - hardship


Renovations - general advice

Renovations - steps for dealing with building works 


Repairs - lifts


Other Resources

Tenants' Union of NSW

Tenants' Guide to Renting with Pets

Tenants' Rights Manual


Redfern Legal Centre

Sharehousing Survival Guide


Eastern Area Tenants Service acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of whose Country we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.